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  • n. Plural form of orthostat.

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Examples

  • In the mean time, the socle of the temple like structure or naiskos that crowns the whole structure, as well as most of the row of large blocks (orthostats) above it, have been put back into their final position.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Anastylosis Projects Report 1

  • Before placing stones of the other three sides, a precise levelling of the new orthostats with the dancing girls replicas must be completed.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Restoration Report 5

  • Last week on the north facade, two rows above the orthostats of the frieze have already been installed, which compensates for all levelling problems.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Restoration Report 5

  • Although only a small part of the wall has been excavated at the moment, there are obvious signs of a late rebuilding, as some reused stones are clearly visible in the structure, including a row of orthostats (large stones placed upright) and an upper profile.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Odeion Report 4

  • Some stones of the podium have clearly been reused (see the holes in the orthostats below and the dentils in the last preserved profile above them on the right).

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Odeion Report 4

  • The new orthostats with dancing girl replicas had to be retouched to compensate for the slight outward inclination of the upper rows.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Restoration Report 6

  • The row of ashlars above the orthostats was fixed in its definitive position, and the third row of ashlars was placed for a final trial.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Anastylosis Projects Report 3

  • However, the high podia carrying the tabernacles had been almost completely stripped of both their orthostats and their mortared rubble infill, up to the level of the foundations or of the lowest course of stones.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Odeion Report 5

  • On the left the lower part of the stage wall with its lower socle molding and plinth, its orthostats and upper molding is just visible; in the center the remains of the first tabernacle floor from the east with only one of the corner stones of the plinth left, above the euthynteria and the foundations.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Odeion Report 5

  • Unfortunately, only the plinth, the orthostats (large upright stones) and few elements of the original moldings above them survive in this area, the last ones only in the receding back wall sections, so that it is difficult to reconstruct the original layout.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Odeion Report 5

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